Victorian Council of Churches
The Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania is connected with many other denominations through the Victorian Council of Churches.
The VCC Emergencies Ministry began in 1977 and has grown to over 1,500 volunteers trained to respond to disasters in Victoria.
Faith and Order: The Faith and Order Commission is best described as the ‘theological engine room’ of the Council. Historically, the Faith and Order Movement was one of the earliest developments of the ecumenical movement worldwide.
Living Faiths: The Commission on Living faiths, Community and Dialogue fosters the relationships the Council has with people and communities of other faiths. It has produced some excellent documents to assist people locally in their interfaith work.
Social Questions: The Social Questions Commission brings a social justice focus to the Council’s work and is also a meeting point for staff from member church social justice and social welfare agencies.
Churches involved are:
Anglican Dioceses of Melbourne, Ballarat, Bendigo, Gippsland and Wangaratta
Antiochian Orthodox Church
Armenian Apostolic Church
Bulgarian Orthodox Church
Churches of Christ
Coptic Orthodox Church
Greek Orthodox Church
Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Mar Thoma Syrian Church
Melkite Catholic Eparchy
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and the Dioceses of Ballarat, Sale and Sandhurst
Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy
St George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
Romanian Orthodox Church
The Salvation Army
Syrian Orthodox Church
Uniting Church in Australia
The Welsh Church
World Day of Prayer
Check out the World Day of Prayer Australia site for information on local partnerships held each year. The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action,” and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. The movement aims to bring together people of various races, cultures and traditions in a yearly common Day of Prayer, as well as in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year